Fear City

Fear City lives up to its title as a tough, nasty, big-league meller by throwing every element from the exploitation cookbook - gory violence, straight and gay sex, multiple murders, martial arts, raw-dialog, mobsters, drugs and gobs of female nudity - into the pot and letting them stew.

With:
Tom Berenger Billy Dee Williams Jack Scalia Melanie Griffith Rossano Brazzi Rae Dawn Chong

Fear City lives up to its title as a tough, nasty, big-league meller by throwing every element from the exploitation cookbook – gory violence, straight and gay sex, multiple murders, martial arts, raw-dialog, mobsters, drugs and gobs of female nudity – into the pot and letting them stew.

Pic is set in the fleshpot of mid-town Manhattan and is populated by strippers and the sleazy men who run their lives. Hovering above them are organized crime types on the one side and the cops on the other, and soon a third menace is introduced, that of a roving sicko who launches a systematic genocidal assault on the girls who work at the nude clubs.

Teeming plot has B-girl talent agent Tom Berenger trying to get things started again with old flame Melanie Griffith.

Fear City

Production: Zupnik/Curtis. Director Abel Ferrara; Producer Bruce Cohn Curtis, Jerry Tokofsky; Screenplay Nicholas St John; Camera James Lemmo; Editor Jack Holmes, Anthony Redman; Music Dick Halligan; Art Director Cricket Rowland

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Tom Berenger Billy Dee Williams Jack Scalia Melanie Griffith Rossano Brazzi Rae Dawn Chong

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